Fava Beans with Corn and Walnuts

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fava Beans and Corn
Fava beans are in season! I've been seeing them in the Farmer's Market. When I saw the fava beans and the first-of-the-season white corn, I knew I had to make a summer side dish.

Fava Beans and Corn
Shell the beans and then blanch or steam them for a few minutes.

Fava Beans and Corn
After, the outer coating is removed, leaving a bright green fava bean.

Fava Beans and Corn
I cut fresh white corn off the cob. Some olive oil is heated in a pan and the corn and fava beans are heated through. I threw in some walnuts at the last minute. Season to your liking!

Fava beans
Fresh white corn
Olive oil, salt & pepper
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Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said... [Reply to comment]

What an interesting combination, one I've never thought to put together.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Yum. Can I use frozen/shelled lima beans if I am lazy?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, what do I know about "cooking"? Is it a Bundt? That I know... :) Sure, I think you can replace the favas with lima or edamame but then you don't get to double shell the favas. I feel like a pioneer woman doing that. :) - west coast mary

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

looks just beautiful! love the first photo.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'll have to look for fresh fava beans, this looks fantastic :)

Lynn said... [Reply to comment]

I've never tried fava beans, but they sound yummy!

laura said... [Reply to comment]

switching the bean here would prob change up the flavor profile? sure you can swap edamame but they're not nearly as naturally "buttery" as favas are so the walnuts might not blend as well. anyway, just my 2 cents. i think this is a great recipe that would pair easily with some brown rice.

KEcker said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! My two favorite veggies..corn & fava beans! I like to eat the fava beans plain too. I just boil them and then eat it with salt just like edamame :o)

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Hmmm - looks like the perfect summer dish. Mayhave to look for fava beans at the farmers market this weekend now.

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